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Double Pane Windows

Windows play a vital rule in successful home design. Modern panes, such as double pane windows, increase a home's safety, efficiency and aesthetic appeal. Glass Doctor® of Minot will deliver the benefits of double pane windows to older homes or repair windows that have lost their edge.

What Are Double Pane Windows?

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Double pane windows (also known as insulated glass units), decrease heat transfer, or the ability of heat to exchange from one side of the glass to the other. Air has a thermal conductivity that is significantly lower than that of the type of glass used in windows for housing, so placing a thin gap of it in between a pair of glass panes creates a pocket of space that has a lower heat transfer rate.

The insulating layer does much more than keep one side warm and one side cold; it reduces heating and cooling costs in your home. Specially designed spacing materials and liquid sealants are used to prevent the small leaks around the edges. Some insulated glass units use gasses in the air space to lower conductivity even more. There is also the side benefit of enhanced noise mitigation, a handy feature in busy cities and suburbs.

Double Pane Window Repair

When properly installed, double pane windows last for years without needing maintenance, but, like all things, they will eventually require repair and replacement. Faulty seals can cause a cloudy haze to develop between the panes and increase heat transfer from your home to the outside, reducing the value of the windows. There are also always going to be accidents resulting in cracks in the glass. Glass Doctor of Minot specialists are on call to assist you whether you need more information about our services, a price quotes or to schedule an appointment. Fixing your insulated glass units is less costly than you might think; so do not hesitate to contact our team as soon as possible.